“The director told me that in certain lights, I looked like a monster.”
Jamie Lee Curtis had a Vicodin addiction after being prescribed the drug following plastic surgery. In 2019, she explained how a cameraman’s comment influenced her decision to go under the knife, saying, “We were shooting a scene in a courtroom with that kind of high, nasty fluorescent light, and it came around to my coverage in the scene, and [the cameraman] said, ‘I’m not shooting her today. Her eyes are too puffy.'”
Last year, Jessie Cave recalled how a costume director once grabbed her stomach, “Which was just horrible. And I laughed. You’re like [she puts on a placating voice]: ‘Oh, you’re hurting me. Actually, it’s fine.’” As a result, Jessie will now go into fittings feeling “terrified”: “I’m prepared to be told something unkind.”
Jennifer Lawrence said in 2017 that earlier in her career, she was asked to lose 15 pounds in two weeks by a producer. “During this time, a female producer had me do a nude line-up with about five women who were much, much thinner than me. We all stood side-by-side with only tape on covering our privates,” she explained.
Chloë Grace Moretz said she was body-shamed by a male costar when she was just 15 and he was mid-20s. “This guy that was my love interest was like, ‘I’d never date you in real life,’ and I was like, ‘What?’ And he was like, ‘Yeah, you’re too big for me,'” she explained in 2017. “It was one of the only actors that ever made me cry on set.”